Save our Maternity

Maternity services at our local hospital are under threat. Lib Dem Prospective MP Jackie Porter is campaigning to protect our local NHS.

Over 2000 people have signed Jackie’s petition to save maternity services under threat due to a review of hospital services. 

The review is proposing downgrading maternity provision at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester by removing consultant cover. A new hospital would be built outside Winchester, in Basingstoke and Deane.

Jackie said: “I am deeply concerned by these proposals to downgrade maternity services.

"I understand how important a maternity unit with consultant care is. When I was giving birth to my son, I experienced complications and needed a blood transfusion. Having doctors on hand saved my son’s life and mine.

“Please join my campaign to save our vital local maternity services.”

Tory MP’s broken maternity promise

Before being elected Tory MP Steve Brine said that consultant-led maternity services would be his ‘red line’ and that “without them you don’t have a District General Hospital worthy of the name.”

Now Brine is welcoming changes that will mean there is no hospital with these services in Winchester - exactly what he said he would campaign against.

 

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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed 2014-08-11 21:19:46 +0100
    My daughter was born here after a long, difficult labour. The staff were fantastic and helped me through even when I thought I couldn’t take any more. To get rid of consultant care would be a travesty. They have helped so many of my friends and myself through difficult births. Please spread the word and save this unit!
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    My daughters have had care in the gynaecology and maternity untit. One daughter gave birth there 18 months ago and excellent personal care
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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    My daughter Justine recently, July 18, had her first child at Winchester Hospital. There care and maternity services were outstanding. The consultant is necessary. At any time a laboring woman may need an emergency C-section, blood transfusion, emergency infant care, etc. I am a nurse in the States and was impressed with the way my daughters’ care was handled.
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